Romans 1 diagrams a downward progression into depravity. What does it mean? And is this really all about “those people?” Any scripture passage needs to be taken in context of the whole Bible, but at the very least we need to consider the context of the entire book or epistle. So let’s not be too […]
“If only I could have justice!” People have cried out for justice down through the ages, and how many of them have received it? If you’re wronged in some way, what do you want? What would make it right? My husband and I had this conversation several weeks ago. I gave him a hypothetical situation: […]
Before continuing with Romans, I want to look deeper into the meaning of justice, since it plays such a prominent part in this epistle. But what does it really mean? In Romans it mainly makes its appearance in the form of “justification.” As I mentioned in my first post on this subject, Righteousness and Justice: […]
The preacher, Joel Ziolkowsky, stood up and he said, “I am wrong.” Now if memorable sermons are rare, that sort of statement from a preacher, in the pulpit, is very nearly non-existent. No wonder I remember it!
I sat down a week or so ago to share my study on the last half of Romans 1, but I ran smack into righteousness. Righteousness is a word you see a lot of in Romans — that and justification. Since I’ve started this study I’ve been thinking I should look into this word and […]
“I am longing to see you; I’ve tried and tried, but so far I’ve run up against a wall.” Paul, in time, chose to travel to Rome as a prisoner of the Empire since it seemed the only way he could get there. His words weren’t meaningless pleasantries, but the true cry of his heart. […]
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“Go and take for yourself a wife of harlotry.” Hosea couldn’t believe his ears — or more likely, the ears of his spirit. Had Yahweh truly said this to him? That he should marry a prostitute? Is this the sort of thing his beloved God would even say? Yet Hosea had been diligently seeking God […]
This post is for all of you who would love to believe that our Father desires to save all mankind. Please don’t stop at reading these scriptures here, but look them up in context. I think you will be pleasantly challenged. My comments (if I have any) are interspersed, and underlining is my own addition. […]
We’ve been talking about the parable of the Sheep and the Goats, and if you haven’t read the two previous posts, you should read them. The Sheep and the Kids and What to do with the Kids? After talking and talking, I’m left with one question. If the eternal punishment doesn’t last forever, then how […]